Imperial Stout - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 44
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
23°P,75 IBU.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, roasted barley, oat, black, and chocolate malt; Columbus and Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 02-08-2006)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2016. Purchased ages ago from the York Beer & Wine shop and stored carefully. The label promises a rich, black ale with coffee, chocolate and dried fruit flavours. I've wanted to sample a brew from these guys for ages - here goes.....

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown hue that appears ultra-black in the glass. Produces a decent head of creamy mocha foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of intense roasted malt with notes of coffee, burnt grain, cocoa, molasses, prunes, dried fruit, a touch of vanilla, mild smokiness, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves. A hint of warming booze in the background. Simply superb.

T: Tastes of supremely decadent roasted malt with a complex character and a powerful bitter finish. Notes of coffee, burnt grain, dark malt, cocoa, molasses, dried fruit, fruitcake, subtle smokiness, a twinge of vanilla, earthy yeast and stewed leaves. A whisper of alcohol in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and fantastic body. Stimulates the palate, though could be a tad livelier. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of rich roasted malt, coffee/chocolate, fruitiness and bitter burnt notes.

O: Excellent - a monster stout with an amazing character. It looks great, while the aroma and flavour are replete with roasted malt, coffee and dried fruit. Complex and bitter. Lovely creamy body. A top-notch imperial stout; Nøgne Ø have outclassed themselves. Add this to your must-try list.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black pour, one finger mocha head before a nice sticky lace with nice traces on the glass.
Rich roasted malt up front, robust, rough, woody, plus very dark chocolate, caramel and toffee, faint cream and a drizzle of coffee powder. Low dark fruit, big emphasis on the "stout".
The taste doesn't entirely follow the nose, at least regarding the "dosage". Starts quite juicy with nice clear raisin, dry plum, some fig and date, mixed with some coffee acidity (even some faint citrus in the back). The dark fruit has a nice sweetness to it that stands up to the other rough elements from later on. Gets "lumpier" with dark chocolate, burnt sugar and some spices showing up, the somewhat usual licorice, cinnamon, vanilla. Roasted malts dominate the finish, right after a short flash of hops. Burnt dark bread, smoked wood, ash, charcoal, getting more intense till the aftertaste.
Thick body, low to medium carbonation, fits well with the robust nature of the beer. Should be noted that the aftertaste has some lingering hops and dark fruit, which is nice.
A big strong Imp Stout, seemed simple at first, but has nice complex flavours. Had it just 8 months old.

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Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
92 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.